Research & Evaluation Prototypes (REP)

The Research and Evaluation Prototypes program addresses the challenges of next generation computing systems. As multi-core hybrid computing progresses, we face an era of radical innovation. These systems will likely be significantly more complex than current computing systems. As a result, many of the tools and techniques developed over the past decade will no longer be effective. By actively partnering with industry in the development of next-generation machines, ASCR can ensure that appropriate architectures for science are developed while application and software researchers gain a better understanding of future systems to get a head start in developing software and models to take advantage of the new capabilities. Thus Research and Evaluation Prototype investments also reduce the risk of future major procurements.